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What is Happening

A meeting of the War Decorated Trust was held on Thursday at Chandigarh. The following Trustees were present:

  • Brig Sant Singh, MVC** (in the Chair)
  • Brig NS Sandhu, MVC
  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC

Discussion centered around passing the audited accounts for the year 2012-2013 and the Scholarship Scheme of the Trust.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Lt Cdr Ashok Roy, VrC, NM

Gazette Notification: 86 Pres/72 15-7-72
Operation: 1971 Cactus Lily
Date of Award: 10 Dec 1971

During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Lieutenant Commander Ashok Roy was in command of a detachment of two anti-submarine and reconnaissance aircraft of the Indian Navy. On 10 December, an enemy surface force was reported at sea attempting to attack a harbour. It was essential to locate this force before it could attack. One of the two reconnaissance aircraft was sent under the command of Lieutenant Commander Roy to search the enemy force. During this search, Lieutenant Commander Roy's aircraft was spotted by an enemy jet. Although he had a chance to escape, he decided to complete his mission. Soon the enemy aircraft appeared on the scene and in the battle that ensued his aircraft was shot down.

In this action, Lieutenant Commander Roy displayed gallantry and devotion to duty of a high order.

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